Acting classes teach students how to cry on command—a skill that's especially useful when feigning investment in a relationship or pretending to whittle an onion. Live out your own sob story with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for a one-week performing-arts summer camp for two hours each day (a $100 value)
- $59 for a one-week performing-arts summer camp for three hours each day (a $150 value)
- $109 for a two-week all-day performing-arts summer camp (a $400 value)
Professional performers share their expertise and encouragement with students aged 4–18 through acting, film, and dance camps with a focus on performance. Dancers learn steps to enliven show-tune performances. Amateur filmmakers create short, fantastical movies, then post them on YouTube. Preschoolers unleash their inner royalty in Disney-themed princess camps, in which they learn how to make their eyes take up 40% of their available face space. Music camps give kids a chance to belt their hearts out in a rock performance, and children put on fully realized productions of Honk! Jr., Miss Nelson is Missing!, and Willy Wonka Junior. Camps are available from June 10 through August 16.
Texas Creative Arts Academy
Donna Park's passion for performance preceded the bulk of her vocabulary: at 4 years old, she got into the habit of correcting the dance steps of the other children in her recitals. Her unquenchable thirst for performance led her through a theater minor in college to the discovery of film, then onto a career as a director, writer, and producer of television specials and commercials. Now, calling upon contacts developed during her 20-year career, she brings working professionals to Texas Creative Arts Academy to share their hard-earned wisdom with the young.
The Academy's year-round programs gather students aged 4 to 18 to celebrate their interest in dance, art, film, and melodrama. Aspiring artisans learn the basics of canvas and garment craftsmanship in Hi Ho! Van Gogh! and Design Fashion Diva! camps. Teachers unlock high notes in students' vocal ranges with voice lessons and train the eyes of future cameramen in video-production classes. Piano and guitar instruction empowers kids to realize a future where spontaneous public musical numbers don’t just happen on stage.